Karl Mohr spent the years since 2005 in Oregon vineyards as a crew-worker, vit-tech, and viticulturist. An informal interest in botany, herbology, plant propagation, organic farming, and permaculture was married to a deep affinity for wine and initially led him to Oregon in 2005. In his role as a senior viticulturist for Atlas Vineyard Management, Karl has implemented and explored novel approaches to pest control, vineyard nutrition, cover cropping, crop estimation, irrigation, and vine disease monitoring and treatment.
Additionally, Karl continues to investigate no-till farming, regenerative practices, integration of the wildscape into the vineyard, alternative varieties for Oregon, Biodynamic farming, and bio-pest control. Karl appreciates evidence-based decision-making, and a skeptical approach to farming.
After receiving a B.A. from Ohio University in Spanish, Karl relocated to Salem, Oregon, and obtained an A.S. in Vineyard Management from Chemeketa Community College. His involvement in the industry includes the OWB Research Committee, Adopt-a-Researcher Program, LIVE, Willamette Valley Tech Committee, and North Valley Biodynamic Group.
Personally, Karl enjoys, native plant propagation, permaculture gardening, long distance running, live music, philosophy & skepticism, and spending time con sus cuatro gran amores: Vianey, Katya, Natasha, and Hermione.